Les notes fantômes

So I received this lovely package on Monday, and I’m still coming to terms with the fact that KP and I will actually have a book out in French. Crazy. The official street date is on the 14th of May, but you’ll be able to read the first chapters in French on Delitoon. The third set just updated online today, feel free to check it out here.

The French version is slightly bigger than the original Finnish version, but still surprisingly user-friendly (I was worried the book would be too big), and the spot varnish on the cover is pretty damn sweet. :). I do miss the coarse, matte papers from the original edition, though, but overall the book has turned out nicely. *phew*

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As we’re teaming up with a few affiliates, there’s a little flyer inside (not going in to details yet), featuring a link to extra material and a little band bio. I seriously hope you like the package!

I’m heading out to Brussels on Saturday for the book launch and exhibition opening, so if you’re in the neighborhood, please pop by the Belgian Comic Strip Center on Tuesday the 6th of May to say hi! ;) Here’s a little more info of the exhibit in French. Take care, everyone, see you in Belgium!

Puis-je présenter…

…Perkeros – Les notes fantômes, coming out from Casterman in May. Hope you enjoy it, our French friends, we’ve put a lot of heart into this book. Check out more here.

While I’m at it, I’m also happy announce that the book will also hit shelves in Italian, Spanish and German later during the year, boosting our coverage all the way from Europe to Latin-America. More on our deal with Panini later.

Sarjainfo 3/2013

I had the honor of creating the previous cover of Sarjainfo, which I’m seriously grateful for. The magazine keeps pushing the bar higher issue by issue, and I’m humbled to be a part of this one, including articles about David B, Ulli Lust, San Diego Comic-Con and etc. In addition, some awesome illustrations by Heta Happonen – you can check them out here! Thanks to Jyrki Vainio for the lengthy interview!

Here’s the band pic on its own:


In addition, I might have some other good news around the corner, I’ll keep you posted as soon as I know something for sure. If you’re interested, please check out our Facebook page too, we’re updating them on a more regular basis for now. Cheers!